The role of narration in accessible digital testing

The role of narration in accessible digital testing

Imagine this: you are in the middle of a crucial exam and the words on the screen keep eluding you. For many people, this is a reality. But with narration, this story takes a different turn. This innovative feature converts text into spoken words, suddenly making the exam process a lot finer for many.

What is narration?

Interpreting is a feature in (digital keystroke) software that converts text into audible speech. This is done by using advanced technologies that “read” the text to the user. As a result, an exam is accessible, making it available to a wider audience.

For whom is it useful?

Before we dive deeper into the benefits, let’s look at the target audience. After all, acclaim is not just there. Different groups of people can benefit from verklanking. Consider individuals with dyslexia, or those with visual impairments. Or what about candidates who take the exam in a language that is not their native language? Many people could use such a helping hand (or voice)!

Benefits of narration in digital testing

The added value of narration extends beyond just reading questions aloud:

  • Increase accessibility: Candidates with reading difficulties or language barriers can listen to the content, so their focus is on answering, not decoding.
  • Address language barriers: Interpretation supports candidates for whom the test language is not in their native language, ensuring better understanding.
  • Provide flexibility: Candidates have the freedom to personalize the speed and intonation of speech to suit their needs.

Feedback of results

Within many types of digital testing systems, narration is not just limited to the test itself. Candidates can also access their results and associated feedback upon completion.

Additional support mechanisms

Verification is just one of the many tools you can use to create an inclusive testing environment. There are many other possibilities of innovative testing software that enable equal opportunity and inclusiveness.


Declaring is not just a technical feature. It is a key to a more accessible and inclusive testing landscape. With this type of innovation, we ensure equal opportunities for all. Want to know more? Contact us to learn more about how Optimum Assessment Platform can improve the testing experience for your organization and candidates.

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